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Parameniscal Cyst
Ryan K. L. Lee, MBChB, FRCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Diagnostic Checklist

      TERMINOLOGY

      • Synonyms

        • Meniscal cyst
          • This term should be reserved for intrameniscal cysts
      • Definitions

        • Cyst extending from meniscal tear
          • Usually horizontal tear (most common) or complex tear (2nd most common)

      IMAGING

      • General Features

        • MR Findings

          • Ultrasonographic Findings

            • Imaging Recommendations

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • General Features

                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Demographics

                        • Treatment

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Consider

                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                              • Reporting Tips

                                Selected References

                                1. Botchu R et al: Parameniscal cyst - a rare cause of popliteal artery compression: treatment with ultrasound-guided decompression. West Indian Med J. 64(2), 2014
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Imaging

                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Synonyms

                                      • Meniscal cyst
                                        • This term should be reserved for intrameniscal cysts
                                    • Definitions

                                      • Cyst extending from meniscal tear
                                        • Usually horizontal tear (most common) or complex tear (2nd most common)

                                    IMAGING

                                    • General Features

                                      • MR Findings

                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                              PATHOLOGY

                                              • General Features

                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Demographics

                                                      • Treatment

                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                        • Consider

                                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                            • Reporting Tips

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Botchu R et al: Parameniscal cyst - a rare cause of popliteal artery compression: treatment with ultrasound-guided decompression. West Indian Med J. 64(2), 2014